Clinton Global Initiative

I’m there right now, watching the fantastic Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf speak in a panel discussion. Thomas Friedman, who I also saw in a debate about globalization last night (more on that later) is moderating, and Pakistani President Perves Musharraf is up…

Sharia Law: A Primer

This semester I’m taking a class on Sharia law, and am finding it incredibly interesting. After I get a little more into the class I’m hoping to post more about it. Until then, check out this primer on Sharia law.…

Conservatives and Hypocrisy

David Horowitz and his “dangerous academics” scare-mongering is indeed McCarthyism lite. And Rosa Brooks sticks it to him good: A typical Horowitz cause celebre: a Colorado student whose professor allegedly gave her an F when she refused to agree that…

The Pope and Hypocrisy

I’ve said before that although I usually disagree with Christopher Hitchens, I think he’s brilliant. And today he’s gone and hit the nail on the head about the Pope/Islam controversy: After the most perfunctory introduction, Ratzinger goes straight to his…

Do You Meet the Criteria?

More evidence that the “pro-life” crew would rather see more women have abortions than prevent pregnancy in the first place. The story is this: Biting Beaver had various problems with hormonal birth control, and switched to using condoms with her…

Band of Gold

Frumious B tipped me to this in comments. Dear Prudence, who often gets things so wrong, has a column up involving an unconsummated marriage. And I’m not even going to snark about her advice, since it’s pretty decent. But onto…

Bless You, Times Select

Because you put your columnists behind a subscription wall, I don’t have to court high blood pressure by coming across stuff like this: New York Times (subscription required): David Brooks opines that differences in male and female brain chemistry mean…

Whoops

So we picked you up at JFK when you were returning from vacation, shipped you to Syria where you were locked in a tiny cell, and tortured you for a year. But, funny thing — turns out you had no…